On the termination of the United Nations arms embargo on Iran and Tehran's plans for free arms trade with the other countries, the ambassador said the U.S. made huge attempts to neutralize the UNSC resolution 2231 that lifts the embargo against Tehran, but remained isolated in its push.
Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that all restrictions on the transfer of arms were automatically terminated as of Sunday.
The 2007 Security Council arms embargo on Iran was due to expire on Sunday, as agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal among Iran, Russia, China, Germany, Britain, France and the United States that sought to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in return for economic sanctions relief. Units from the navy, air force and ground forces are participating in a almost 2 million-square-kilometer (772,200-square-mile) area of the Gulf of Oman. President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order imposing sanctions against entities and individuals involved in weapons trade with Iran.
It insisted that under the terms of the deal, struck with the United States, China, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union, "the lifting of arms restrictions and the travel ban were created to be automatic with no other action required".
It was "a momentous day for the global community", the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in defiance of the United States regime's efforts".
Despite pulling out of the deal, the Trump administration insists it is still a "participant" and can therefore go ahead with reimposing sanctions.
In August, the Trump administration triggered a process aimed at restoring all U.N. sanctions, after the U.N. Security Council rejected a USA bid to extend the conventional arms embargo on the country.
In an exclusive interview with Russia's Interfax News Agency, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali talked about various issues such as the prospect of cooperation between Iran and Russian Federation in the military and technical sphere after the termination of the United Nations arms embargo, the collaboration in developing coronavirus vaccine, and Iran's stances on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"Today's normalization of Iran's defense cooperation with the world is a win for the cause of multilateralism and peace and security in our region", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter.